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XULA New Student Orientation

New first-year students who are attending Xavier University of Louisiana in the Fall semester will attend a two-part New Student Orientation program.  

Orientation Part One

For Orientation Part, I, the Division of Student Affairs has created an online experience that will introduce new students to administrators, departments, and resources found at Xavier.  Orientation Part I is an ongoing online experience that will be available to new students beginning June 7 and must be completed prior to arrival to campus.  Technology requirements, participating in the online orientation, will require a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet capabilities.  If you don’t have access to technology resources, let us know by emailing studentservices@xula.edu so we can make alternative arrangements for you.

Please click here for your Phase I orientation 

Orientation Part Two 

Begins with a new student move-in that will take place August 13 & 14, followed by Welcome Week August 15-21. Please be on the lookout for more information regarding move-in from the Office of Residential Education.  We look forward to officially welcoming you to the campus this fall and look forward to your arrival.

Parents and Family Orientation

Each student is unique and we recognize that! This is why Orientation was designed to provide an in-depth look at the experiences we provide to those joining the Xavier Family. We want to ensure that all new students and their parents begin to connect to the intellectual, cultural, and social facets of campus life. As you make connections with our faculty, staff, and current students, you will find our campus is deeply committed to achievement and academic success. We are incredibly humbled you have invited Xavier to become part of your family. We are confident that when you complete your XULA Orientation, you will leave ready to support your student as they accomplish great things on campus and make the most of their college experience.

The Online Parent Orientation Module is now available.  Please click here


DAY ONE FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021

8:00 am - 3:00 pm Orientation/Residence Hall/Parent Check-In

Location: Various Residence Halls

8:00 am – 2:00 pm Ask Me

Location: Convocation Center (1st Floor Lobby)

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Xavier Resource Center

Location: Convocation Center

  • Admissions – Convocation Center Floor
  • Financial Aid – Convocation Center Floor
  • Fiscal Services – Convocation Center Floor
  • Health Services/Disability Services – Convocation Center, Rm 130
  • Residential Education – Convocation Center Floor
  • Registrar’s Office – Convocation Center Floor
  • University Parking Permits - Convocation Center Floor
  • CARE (1st Generation Students)-Convocation Center Floor

11:00 pm- 2:00 pm Lunch Location: Xavier Dining Hall

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Campus Tours Leaves every 30 minutes from the University Center, Dixon St.

Entrance)

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Walmart Store Runs

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Color Squad Meet-Up Location: Meet on the Yard (outside University Center, Dixon St.

DAY TWO SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2021

8:00 am- 10:00 am Breakfast Location: Xavier Dining Hall

8:00 am - 3:00 pm Orientation/Residence Hall/Parent Check-In Location: Various Residence Halls

8:00 am – 2:00 pm Ask Me Location: University Center (1st Floor Lobby)

9:00 am – 3:00 pm Xavier Resource Center 

Location: Convocation Center

  • Admissions – Convocation Center Floor
  • Financial Aid – Convocation Center Floor
  • Fiscal Services – Convocation Center Floor
  • Health Services/Disability Services – Convocation Center, Rm 130
  • Housing and Residence Life – Convocation Center Floor
  • Registrar’s Office – Convocation Center Floor
  • University Parking Permits - Convocation Center Floor
  • CARE (1st Generation Students)-Convocation Center Floor

11:00 pm- 2:00 pm Lunch Location: Xavier Dining Hall

12:00 pm- 2:00 pm Commuter Student Check-In Location: Pharmacy Qatar Pavilion

2:00 pm- 3:00 pm Joys and Challenges of Commuter Life Location: Pharmacy Qatar Room 112

3:30 pm- 4:30 pm Welcome To Xavier Opening Session Location: Convocation Center

5:00 pm- 7:00 pm Dinner Location: Xavier Dining Hall

7:30 pm- 10:00 pm Student Event - Silent Party Howard Street Parking Lot

DAY THREE SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2021

8:00 am- 9:30 pm Late Check-In for Orientation Location: Residence Halls

9:00 am – 9:45 am Breakfast Location: Xavier Dining Hall

10:00 am Orientation Mass Location: Convocation Center

Following Mass Rites of Passage Ceremony Location: Convocation Center

2:00 pm – 4:45 pm Keys to Success

  • Academic Support Services and Planning- “Help Me Help You”
  • Student Support Services- “ Finding Yourself at XULA!”
  • Career Readiness- “#HIREGOLD!”
  • Financial Planning- “Run Me My Money”

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner Location: Xavier Dining Hall

7:00 pm- 9:00 pm Bowling/Skating Location: Off-Campus

Student Schedule Day Three

GroupsABCD
2:00–2:30     “Help Me to help you”(Qatar 112 A)“Find Yourself at XULA!”(Administration Auditorium)“Run Me My Money” (NCF 105)“Help Me to Help You” (Qatar 112B)
2:45 –3:15     “Find Yourself at XULA!”(Administration Auditorium)“Run Me My Money” (NCF 105)#HIREGOLD!(Qatar 112 A)#HIREGOLD!(Qatar 112 B)
3:30 – 4:00

#HIREGOLD!

(Qatar 112A)

#HIREGOLD!

(Qatar 112B)

“Find Yourself at

XULA!”

(Administration

Auditorium)

Run Me My Money

(NCF 105)

4:15 - 4:45Run Me My Money (NCF 105)

Help Me to Help

You

(Qatar 112 A)

Help Me to Help You

(Qatar 112B)

“Find Yourself at

XULA!”

(Administration

Auditorium)


DAY FOUR MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2021

8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast Location: Xavier Dining Hall

9:00 am - 9:30 am Color Squad Meet Up Location: Various

9:30 am -10:15 am Getting Involved



Location: Convocation Center 10:15 am - 10:35 am Technology Session

Location: Convocation Center 10:35 am – 11:00 am Library Services

Location: Convocation Center 11:15 pm -2:00 pm LUNCH

Location: Xavier Dining Hall 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Color Squad Link Up

Location: University Center 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Amazing Race/Scavenger Hunt Activity

Location: Various Locations 2:30 pm- 3:30 pm CARE (1st Generation Students)

Location: University Center Ballroom 3:00 pm -5:00 pm Mind Body and Soul

Location: Entire University Center 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner

Location: Xavier Dining Hall 7:30 pm Welcome Extravaganza Location: Convocation Center

DAY FIVE TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2021

7:00 am – 8:45 am Breakfast Location: Xavier Dining Hall

8:45 am - 9:00 am Color Squad Meet-Up Location: University Center

9:00 am - 12:15 pm Health and Safety Sessions

  • Staying Safe in New Orleans
  • Student Health Services

Location: Convocation Center 12 noon – 2:00 PM Lunch

Location: Xavier Dining Hall 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm Inclusion and Social Justice Sessions

  • Big Questions
  • Safe Zone
  • Title IX

5:00 pm– 7:00 pm Dinner. Location: Xavier Dining Hall

7:00 pm- 8:00 pm Color Squad Meet-Up

Location: University Center 7:30 pm Trap Karaoke Location: Convocation Center

Student Schedule Day Five

GroupsABC
2:15 pm –3:00pm    Big Question II (BallroomA&B)Safe Zone (Qatar 112A/B)Title IX (Convocation Center)
3:15pm – 4:00pmTitle IX (Convocation Center)Big Question II (BallroomA&B)Safe Zone (Qatar 112A/B)
4:15pm – 5:00pmSafe Zone (Qatar 112A/B)Title IX (Convocation Center)Big Question II (BallroomA&B)


DAY SIX WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2021

7:00 am – 8:45 am Breakfast Location: Xavier Dining Hall

8:45 am - 9:00 am Color Squad Meet Up Location: University Center

9:15 am - 10:15 am Concurrent Sessions

  • Student Government Association – University Center Ballroom
  • BIG FIVE Meet and Greet-NCF 105
  • Talent Show Auditions – Administration Auditorium

10:30 am – 11:30am Concurrent Sessions

  • Student Government Association – University Center Ballroom
  • BIG FIVE Meet and Greet- NCF 105
  • Talent Show Auditions – Administration Auditorium

12:00 pm- 2:00 pm LUNCH Location: Xavier Dining Hall

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Color Squad Link-Up Location: University Center

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Academic Advising, Registration and X-Core Overview

Academic Rights and Responsibilities Location: Convocation Center

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner Location: Xavier Dining Hall

7:30 pm Dodgeball Tournament Location: Recreation Center

DAY SEVEN THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2021

7:00 am – 8:45 am Breakfast Location: Xavier Dining Hall

8:45 am - 9:00 am Color Squad Meet Up Location: University Center

9:00 am - 11:00 am Divisions and Departmental Meetings Various Locations

11:00 am -1:00 pm LUNCH Location: Xavier Dining Hall

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Color Squad Link Up Location: University Center

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Student Rights and Responsibilities

Location: Convocation Center 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Class Picture

Location: Convocation Center 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Capping Ceremony

Location: Convocation Center 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner

Location: Xavier Dining Hall 7:30 pm Battle of the Aux Location: Broadway Street

DAY EIGHT FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021

7:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast Location: Xavier Dining Hall

8:30 am – 8:45 am Color Squad Meet Up Location: University Center

11:30 am -1:00 pm LUNCH Location: Xavier Dining Hall

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm Individual Class Tours

Location: Leave from University Center (Dixon St. Entrance)

2:30pm-3:00pm Color Squad Link Up Location: University Center

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Premed Advising Meeting Location: Administration Building Auditorium

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Student Organization Fair Location: University Center 2nd Floor

4:30 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner Location: Xavier Dining Hall

7:30 pm Diss Chants Location: Convocation Center

DAY NINE SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2021

8:30 am Color Squad Meet Up Location: University Center (First Floor Lobby)

9:00 am – 12 noon Community Plunge (Grab and Go Breakfast Available)

Location: Meet in front of the University Center 12:15 pm -1:30 pm Brunch

Location: Xavier Dining Hall 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm Walmart Store Runs

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner Location: Xavier Dining Hall

7:30 pm Talent Show w/ Fashion Location: Convocation Center

DAY TEN SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2021

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brunch Location: Xavier Dining Hall

12:30 pm Mass Location: St. Katharine Drexel Chapel

2:30 pm Welcome Back Bash Location: UC Yard

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